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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Jun 30, 2016

Choice, Decision-making, Attitude, communication, impression, workplace environment

URL:     http://www.julieannsullivan.com/the-power-of-choice/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of choice. A powerful super power that affects every aspect of your life, from your thoughts to your deeds. You can choose and then choose again as you learn what is the best fit for your life.  In the workplace having choices allows creativity and better relationships.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The ripple effect of the choices you make
  • The importance of accountability
  • The power to re-choose
  • Accountability and consequence

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

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Jun 29, 2016

Patience, Business, Entrepreneur, Relationships, Creativity

 

Episode 24: Power of Patience - Jaime Jay

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/jaime-jay-power-of-patience

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Jaime Jay, an entrepreneur who shares with us the superpower of patience. This is certainly a power I continually work on myself. In our conversation, we talk about how patience is an integral part of a good life and a good business.  I really like that Jaime keeps mentioning that it’s his responsibility to continue to expand his patience on a daily basis. Jaime’s wisdom on the topic of patience will help improve your relationships and impact your professional life.

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Jaime describes his superpower.
  • The benefits of having patience in your personal life.
  • How patience can help you in sales.
  • Jaime’s experience of how patience helped him when transitioning between careers.
  • The link between patience and creativity.
  • Actionable steps to becoming more patient.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

SlapShotStudio.com

StopRidingThePine.com

Done4youwp.com

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Jun 28, 2016

Communication, perspective, open-mindedness, relationships, vocabulary, hyperbole,

 

Episode 23: Really?  Always? Never? No One?

URL:    http://www.julieannsullivan.com/really-always-never-no-one/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the use of gross exaggerations and how it can alter your intended message. You probably are so used to using words like always and never that you rarely even think about how it is affecting your communication.  Your brains listens to what you say and therefore the use of these words changes how you view any given situation.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Type of words that close options
  • How instinctively exaggerations live in our vocabulary
  • When exaggerations can affect relationships, professional and personal
  • Practical tips on changing the words you use

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

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Jun 27, 2016

Help, Friendship, Needs, Health, Attitude

 

Episode 22: How to Ask for Help - Marty Stanley

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/how-to-ask-for-help-marty-stanley/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Marty Stanley, one of the most independent women I know. When she had a complete knee replacement, she learned about the superpower of asking for help. This is such an important topic for many of us mere mortals. You’ll learn that it’s not just about asking for help, but also letting people know what you specifically need, so they can help. This interview is so much fun. You’ll laugh and learn some valuable tips that will be helpful for your next cook out or business project

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Marty describes her superpower.
  • The benefits of asking for help.
  • Why people love to help when they know you have a need.
  • Ideas of ways you can help people.
  • Actionable steps for making it easier to ask for help.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

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The Art of Asking for Help

How TED Hose Will Make Me a Better Leader

Re-Setting Expectations

From Type A to Type T: How to Be a Transformational Leader in a Bottom-Line World by Marty Stanley

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Jun 25, 2016

Self-care, accountability, rejuvenate, re-energize

 

Episode 21: Weekends are for Chocolate

URL:    http://www.julieannsullivan.com/weekends-are-for-chocolate/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the the importance of taking care of you! In a world where you pack in so much in a day, it is imperative that you find space to cater to your own needs and desires. You deserve to take the time to rejuvenate and re-energize. You become a better human for everyone you interact with.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Caring for you is your responsibility
  • It’s not selfish
  • The importance of centering on self
  • Practical tips for self care
  • Good Hearted Living wrap up

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Jun 24, 2016

Forgiveness, choice, acceptance, letting-go, anger management, perspective,

 

Episode 20: Forgiveness Friday

URL:   http://www.julieannsullivan.com/forgiveness-friday/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of forgiveness. It’s a gift you can give yourself for healthier living, physically and emotionally. Forgiving yourself can be the most challenging aspect. The result is a healthier life, mind, body and soul.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Forgiveness is a choice
  • Acceptance is not agreement
  • How to practice on little irritants first
  • Why anger can affect your health

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Movie: Amish Grace

International Forgiveness Institute

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Jun 23, 2016

Discipline, Discernment, Perspective, Speaking, Goals

 

Episode 19: High Level View

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/elizabeth-mccormick-high-level-view/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Elizabeth McCormick, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who is disciplined, discerning, and delightful. Elizabeth learned a number of  great life lessons while serving our country. One of the important is how the high level view gives you a broader perspective. Elizabeth will inspire you with her message of not getting bogged down in what’s right in front of you, and how this helps with the decisions you need to make to be successful both at work and at home.  

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Elizabeth describes her superpower.
  • The benefits of having a high view of life.
  • Why in a helicopter, and in life, you consume more fuel when hovering than when you’re moving forward.
  • The first step Elizabeth took when she decided to become a professional speaker.
  • The difference between living on autopilot and being proactive in accomplishing your goals.
  • Elizabeth’s system to become more discerning: BBFD (bigger, better, faster, different).
  • Why comparing yourself to others is never a good idea.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Soar 2 Success

Free training to increase your confidence

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Jun 22, 2016

Gratitude, relationships, employee-engagement, well-being,

 

Episode 18: Gratitude Wednesday

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/gratitude-wednesday

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of gratitude. In everyday life we tend to not take the time to think of all we can be grateful for. It affects our relationships at work and at home.  Research has shown that a little bit of gratitude goes a long way.  It’s a strong catalyst for employee engagement.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The relationship between gratitude and employee engagement
  • How stress can increase well being
  • The difficulty to notice our blessings
  • Practical tips to increase gratitude in your everyday routine

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Greater Good

Shawn Achor article on Positive Intelligence

Gratitude Infographic

A little bit of Gratitude goes a long way - Deluxe Edition

A little bit of Gratitude goes a long way - Amazon

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Jun 21, 2016

Connection, Relevance, Networking, Relationships, Conversation

 

Episode 17: It’s Not About Me

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/bryan-heathman-its-not-about-me/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Bryan Heathman, President of Made for Success Publishing, a company that assists speakers and authors in getting their stories heard. I have worked with Bryan before and his entire team was resourceful and helpful. As we worked together, we became friends and stayed connected. Bryan talks about the importance of connecting and being relatable. He’ll share the value of being intentional, a little vulnerable, and the gift of concentrating on someone else besides yourself.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Bryan describes his superpower.
  • What benefits Bryan has seen from connecting people to one another.
  • Why Bryan keeps a story in his “pocket” at social events to start conversations.
  • Why part of being a good connector is being prepared.
  • The importance of being conscious about making recommendations and referrals.
  • Practical steps to become a better connector.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Made for Success Publishing

Made for Success Publishing Blog

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Book Publishing Success Podcast

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Jun 20, 2016

Relationships,compliments, self-awareness, happiness, habits

 

Episode 16:Compliments on Monday

URL:    http://www.julieannsullivan.com/compliments-on-monday/ /

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite you’ll discover the importance of Compliments. Compliments make both the giver and receiver feel better about themselves. It’s an easy quick way to start a conversation or share appreciation. Being the recipient can take some work to be open to a positive thought coming your way.    

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The power of giving a compliment
  • How to receive a compliment
  • The importance of increased self-awareness
  • The value of creating a positive habit

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Jun 17, 2016

Leadership, Speaking, Influence, Storytelling, Engagement

 

Episode 15: The Fred Factor & Beyond

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/fred-factor-beyond-mark-sanborn

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Mark Sanborn, a successful and respected leadership speaker and best-selling author. He shares critically important tips about the power of storytelling, a craft that’s useful both in professional speaking and in any situation where you want to have influence. You’ll come away from this episode with a new passion for storytelling and making a difference in other people’s lives.

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Mark describes his superpower.
  • The benefits of being a good storyteller.
  • What you can learn from Fred, Mark’s postal carrier who was the centerpiece of his bestseller The Fred Factor.
  • Why you must be interactive and engaging as a speaker and a leader.
  • How Mark incorporates storytelling into his everyday life.
  • How you can benefit from Mark’s formula: “Capture + Review = Retention.”

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

FredFactor.com

MarkSanborn.com

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Jun 16, 2016

Kindness, business, stress, employee-relations, culture, management, relationships

 

Episode 14: Kindness Thursday

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/kindness-thursday/

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite you’ll discover the importance of kindness. Kindness increases success in everyday life both personally and professionally. It is a great deterrent for stress. In business, kindness can create better relationships in your corporate culture at all levels.  All it takes is a little deliberate action.

  

You’ll discover:

 

  • How kindness affects stress
  • When stress impairs relationships at work
  • Simple Solutions to increase kindness acts in your life
  • How businesses can increase engagement

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Jun 15, 2016

Leadership, Knowledge, Discipline, Heart, Curiosity

 

Episode 13: Lead from the Heart

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/lead-from-the-heart-mark-crowley

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview author and speaker Mark Crowley. Mark is the ultimate seeker of knowledge, and knows the value of learning … not just to get validation for what he already thinks, but to broaden his perspective. Listen and let Mark inspire you.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Mark describes his superpower.
  • Benefits of acquiring knowledge from a variety of disciplines.
  • Some of the ways Mark seeks a broader perspective on life.
  • Why every time you improve one discipline in your life, you improve all disciplines in your life.
  • What is means to “lead from the heart” and how it can have a profound impact on others.
  • Why you should steal ideas from other disciplines in order to do your best work.
  • How your biography affects your biology.
  • Suggestions from Mark on how to become more of a seeker.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

LeadFromTheHeart.com

Lead from the Heart by Mark Crowley

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Four Radical Leadership Practices That Will Dramatically Increase Engagement

Employee Engagement Isn’t Getting Better and Gallup Shows the Surprising Reasons Why

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Jun 14, 2016

Flexibility, mindset, adaptation, health

 

Episode 12: Flexibility Tuesday

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/flexible-tuesday/

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite you’ll discover the importance of flexibility. It’s great to be flexible physically. In fact, flexibility improves your muscle structure and makes for strong bones. However, in this episode you’ll discover why flexibility of your thinking will create easier solutions when life doesn’t go according to plan.

  

You’ll discover:

 

  • The benefit of body flexibility
  • The reality of changes in life are constant
  • Specific steps to increase your brain flexibility
  • Solutions to everyday circumstances

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Harvard Study
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Jun 13, 2016

Contentment, Goals, Retreats, No, Success

 

Episode 11: Crafting Contentment

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/crafting-contentment-laurie-guest/

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Laurie Guest, a farmer’s daughter who has taken charge of her life. She is an incredible wife and mother as well as a successful author and speaker. Laurie has found the importance of creating contentment, discovering what it is that allows us mere mortals to find a space that is all our own. Join us to find practical ways to find this path for yourself.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Laurie describes her superpower.
  • Why it’s important to craft contentment for yourself.
  • How to figure out your own benchmark of success.
  • Why you must practice “strategic disengagement.”
  • The importance of writing down your immediate and long-term goals.
  • How to fit a personal retreat into your schedule.
  • Why your moment of transformation doesn’t have to be earth-shattering.
  • How and why to practice “theme living.”
  • Laurie’s system for saying “no” to commitments.
  • The difference between joy and contentment.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Wrapped in Stillness: A Personal Retreat Guide by Laurie Guest

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Jun 10, 2016

Change, responsibility, overload, prioritize, rediscover, relax

 

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, the super power solution is about how to give yourself a break.  Overload is common and frequent.  Enjoy it, learn from it and adjust accordingly.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How change can lead to growth
  • The Joy of rediscovery
  • How to handle overload
  • To learn from challenge
  • Take time for you
  • The art of pacing yourself
  • Better ways to prioritize



Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Jun 9, 2016

Adventure, Family, Relationships, Fathers, Children

 

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Rye Taylor, an amazing storyteller and podcast guru. Rye reveals the “aha” moment when he realized he didn’t want to just be a fat, middle-aged Dad watching TV with his kids on the couch. He wanted more out of life and found a way to get it. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready to learn how to make life an adventure!

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The amazing benefits Rye has found from living an adventurous life again.
  • How a negative childhood experience with a bee farm prompted Rye to return to a bee farm as an adult … and how this time he overcame his fear with his family alongside him.
  • Why you must practice “intentional strategic disengagement” in order to keep your most important relationships strong.
  • How Rye and his family hold “vision-casting” sessions to determine upcoming adventures.
  • What Rye learned from wrestling an alligator in the Colorado Rockies.
  • How to get started having adventures right in your backyard, and why geocaching is a great option.
  • Why you must also recapture adventure for yourself, not just your family.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Daring & Rye

RyeTaylor.com

StoryPopStudies.com

TankTownUSA.com

Geocaching.com

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MereMortalsUnite.com

Jun 8, 2016

Attitude, planning, acceptance, choice, self-awareness, celebration

 

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, the super power solution is about the Choosing your attitude.  As mere mortals, we sometimes allow life's circumstances to get the better of us.  We have a choice to do something about that.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Caring for others can be inconvenient
  • Commonality of days plans going awry
  • The magic of surrender
  • Acceptance is not defeat
  • How to choose to express a different attitude
  • The importance of building self awareness
  • Celebration is a self fulfilling action



Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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EST Training

Jun 7, 2016

Attitude, Business, Culture, Listening, Gratitude

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Gregory Newell, President of Nave Newell, Inc., a land development consulting services firm. Since founding Nave Newell in 1992, Greg’s philosophy has remained: strive for the extraordinary as both a standard in design and service to clients. Greg’s enthusiasm has evolved into the Nave Newell Way. It has become his passion to coach and teach his staff, and anyone else, how these fundamentals impact everything in your work and home life in a positive way. Greg shares how you can implement them in your own life as well.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Why attitude is such an important factor in creating a culture for your company or organization.
  • How Gregory’s attention to his own behavior and demeanor has positively affected his company’s culture.
  • How the Nave Newell Way program has been helpful in retaining and recruiting employees, as well as developing a base of enthusiastic clients.
  • Why a focus on attitude and relationships is relatively rare in his industry.
  • The two reasons why he puts so much focus on listening to others.
  • Why you shouldn’t be distracted by things over which you don’t have control.
  • Why focusing on the simple things can produce such big results.
  • How Gregory serves his competitors by sharing what he has learned.
  • Why his company created a “gratitude wall” and how it has affected his team.
  • Why his company is getting construction projects that no other companies their size are getting.
  • What it means to practice “blameless problem-solving” and how it has helped grow his company.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

NaveNewell.com

Fundamentally Different by David J. Friedman

Connect with Gregory by phone: (610) 265-8323

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MereMortalsUnite.com

Jun 6, 2016

Connection, loneliness, heart health, choice, helping others,

 

Episode 6: The Power of Connection

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/the-power-of-connection/

 

Summary

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, the super power solution is about the Power of Connection.  Feeling connected to the world around you enhances all of your senses at every level.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Connection can come from being alone or being with others
  • How loneliness and isolation can affect your physical being
  • Research on how heart health is affected by the feeling of connection
  • Simple steps to take that will create connection with others
  • The gift of helping others
  • How to make a deliberate choice to connect


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

Heart Statistics Resource website

Loneliness and Heart Disease Statistics Resource Website

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